Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir Program

Our slogan, “Developing the whole child through the choral music process” sums up the mission of the Platteville Children’s Choir. This is achieved by

  • Instilling in children the love of music and the joy of singing choral music.
  • Educating children in the art of singing choral music.
  • Fostering a team effort by blending each voice as one.
  • Providing a positive learning environment where growth in discipline, self-esteem, responsibility, and commitment are enhanced.
  • Providing opportunities for performance.

The Platteville Children’s Choir program consists of over 130 children in four groups. They differ in the singer’s ability and experience, generally based on age and grade level. Progression from choir to choir is based mainly on vocal and skill level. Commitment, behavior and musical knowledge are also considered, though as secondary factors.

Music Explorers

This choir helps children develop basic musical skills to get ready for the Apprentice choir. It is designed mainly for those in the 1st and 2nd grades. This choir uses rhythm instruments and movement to reinforce and develop singing skills. Children do not need to audition to participate in Music Explorers. At the end of the program students will audition to enter the Apprentice Choir. More details about Music Explorers is available.

Apprentice Singers

This choir is for beginners, mainly in grades 2 through 4. This choir teaches good vocal habits such as posture, breath, tone production and diction. It also covers beginning musical skills such as rhythm, part singing, harmony, sight-reading, and listening. Appropriate literature is selected to build vocal, reading, and part-singing skills. This choir aims to prepare singers to advance to the next level in the program.

Choristers

This choir is for older beginners and those who have been promoted from the Apprentice Singers. They are mainly in grades 4 through 6, but may include students through grade 8. Musical habits and skills are further developed, particularly their reading skills, vocal artistry, vocal range, tone quality, and performing ability. Choristers are prepared to advance to the next level in the program.

Cantabile

Entry into Cantabile will be by audition. Auditions will be held in late April or very early May of each year. In grades 6 through 8, this group is challenged with a wider range of literature and performance experiences.

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Parent Information

Welcome Letter

Thank you for interest in this year's Platteville Children's Choir! Please see the Welcome Letter for 2019-20 with pertinent information.

2019-20 Family Guide

See the Family Guide which includes "everything" related to the PCC: Family Guide 2019-2020

Singer Agreement

Singers and Parents of singers must read, sign, and return the Singer Contract for 2019-2020.

Music Explorers

Welcome Letter

For Music Explorers we have a special Welcome Letter.

Agreement Letter

Please see the Music Explorer Agreement Letter for 2019-2020 for specific information and the agreement for participation in Music Explorers.

Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Mon
6:30 pm All Choirs Rehearsal!
All Choirs Rehearsal!
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE at the Center for Fine Arts (CFA) UW Platteville.
Nov
25
Mon
7:00 pm Fall Concert @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Fall Concert @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Concert Details: Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, UW-Platteville Platteville Chorale and Children’s Choirs Purchase your reserved seats at the University Box Office 608-342-1298 or online at www.uwplatt.edu/box-office/tickets. Adults $10 ~ Students $6 …

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Dec
2
Mon
6:30 pm All Choirs Rehearsal
All Choirs Rehearsal
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE at the CFA, UW Platteville; Holiday Gala rehearsal.
Dec
6
Fri
7:30 pm HOLIDAY GALA @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
HOLIDAY GALA @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Holiday Gala will be at the Center for Fine Arts (CFA), UW Platteville ALL CHOIRS report to CFA choral music room at 7:00 pm dressed in concert uniform. IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE GALA The Gala is a …

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Dec
7
Sat
7:00 pm Holiday Gala – Platteville Chorale @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Holiday Gala – Platteville Chorale @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brodbeck Auditorium, UW-Platteville Center for the Arts UW-Platteville Orchestra, Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles Music Department Scholarship Fundraiser
Dec
9
Mon
6:30 pm All Choir Rehearsal @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
All Choir Rehearsal @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE at the CFA, UW Platteville.
Dec
10
Tue
7:30 pm HOLIDAY CONCERT @ Municipal Building
HOLIDAY CONCERT @ Municipal Building
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Report to Platteville Municipal Building at 7:00; sing at 7:30.  Concert is free! Wear concert dress; singers may accessorize with holiday antlers, hats, scarves, etc.

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Feel free to contact our staff by using the following form or call our Administrator, Margaret Ruf at 608-732-2134.

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